Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for REST skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited REST over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Representational State Transfer (REST)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 77 98
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 +29
Contract jobs citing REST 146 145 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.42% 2.56% 2.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.16% 7.92% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 118 104
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £281 £300
90th Percentile £588 £622 £475
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £39.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -16.00%

REST is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,038 1,830 1,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 33.84% 32.35% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,259 1,320
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £480 £471 £425
% change year-on-year +2.02% +10.71% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 24
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% +9.00%
10th Percentile £11.64 £18.78 £15.33
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.80 £44.93
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%

REST
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing REST as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing REST in the North West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for REST in the North West

REST
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for REST in the North West

REST
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing REST within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 59 £430 +9.21% 42
Cheshire +13 47 £360 -7.10% 20
Lancashire -23 17 £438 +2.94% 8
Merseyside -14 10 £450 -5.26% 8
Cumbria - 9 £440 -
REST
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing REST also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for REST.

1 66 (45.21%) Java
2 65 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (43.84%) JavaScript
4 48 (32.88%) HTML
5 45 (30.82%) SOAP
6 42 (28.77%) Web Services
7 37 (25.34%) CSS
7 37 (25.34%) TDD
7 37 (25.34%) Git (software)
8 36 (24.66%) JSON
9 34 (23.29%) Scrum
10 33 (22.60%) Test Automation
11 30 (20.55%) SQL
11 30 (20.55%) Jenkins
12 29 (19.86%) XML
13 28 (19.18%) Spring
13 28 (19.18%) Software Engineering
13 28 (19.18%) BDD
14 27 (18.49%) AngularJS
14 27 (18.49%) .NET
15 26 (17.81%) C#
16 25 (17.12%) Microservices
17 23 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (14.38%) JIRA
18 21 (14.38%) DevOps
19 20 (13.70%) MVC
19 20 (13.70%) Oracle
20 19 (13.01%) JUnit
20 19 (13.01%) Hibernate

REST
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.96%) Confluence
2 7 (4.79%) CMS
2 7 (4.79%) Drupal
3 3 (2.05%) Apache
3 3 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.05%) JBoss
3 3 (2.05%) Jetty
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.68%) Mule
5 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.68%) CATIA
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (10.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (9.59%) Slack
4 13 (8.90%) GitHub
5 8 (5.48%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (4.79%) Boomi
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.37%) IaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Apigee
9 1 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) HTTP
1 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.48%) MySQL
3 7 (4.79%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.79%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.05%) Blockchain
6 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.37%) Big Data
6 2 (1.37%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (25.34%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.55%) Jenkins
3 21 (14.38%) JIRA
4 19 (13.01%) JUnit
5 16 (10.96%) JMeter
5 16 (10.96%) Subversion
6 11 (7.53%) HP UFT
6 11 (7.53%) Mockito
6 11 (7.53%) Selenium
7 10 (6.85%) Burp Suite
7 10 (6.85%) LoadRunner
8 8 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.79%) Xcode
10 6 (4.11%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.42%) Android Studio
11 5 (3.42%) Eclipse
11 5 (3.42%) Maven
11 5 (3.42%) Mercurial
12 4 (2.74%) Gradle
12 4 (2.74%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (8.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Banking
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Law
3 5 (3.42%) Legal
4 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 95 (65.07%) Developer
2 23 (15.75%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.90%) Test Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Tester
5 10 (6.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 10 (6.85%) SAP Developer
5 10 (6.85%) SAPUI5 Developer
6 9 (6.16%) .NET Developer
6 9 (6.16%) Android Developer
6 9 (6.16%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (5.48%) Consultant
8 7 (4.79%) iOS Developer
8 7 (4.79%) Java Engineer
8 7 (4.79%) QA Tester
9 6 (4.11%) Architect
9 6 (4.11%) Lead Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Azure Consultant
10 5 (3.42%) Azure Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.88%) HTML
2 45 (30.82%) SOAP
3 42 (28.77%) Web Services
4 37 (25.34%) CSS
5 36 (24.66%) JSON
6 29 (19.86%) XML
7 28 (19.18%) Spring
8 27 (18.49%) .NET
8 27 (18.49%) AngularJS
9 19 (13.01%) Hibernate
10 18 (12.33%) Spring Boot
11 16 (10.96%) HTML5
12 14 (9.59%) jQuery
13 11 (7.53%) Java EE
13 11 (7.53%) RESTful
14 10 (6.85%) Android SDK
14 10 (6.85%) SAPUI5
15 9 (6.16%) JSP
15 9 (6.16%) Node.js
15 9 (6.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.90%) User Experience
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (2.05%) iPad
4 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.37%) iPhone
6 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.68%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.90%) Android
1 13 (8.90%) Windows
2 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.11%) Linux
4 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.74%) Unix
6 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (25.34%) TDD
3 34 (23.29%) Scrum
4 33 (22.60%) Test Automation
5 28 (19.18%) BDD
5 28 (19.18%) Software Engineering
6 25 (17.12%) Microservices
7 23 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (14.38%) DevOps
9 20 (13.70%) MVC
10 17 (11.64%) SDLC
11 16 (10.96%) CRM
11 16 (10.96%) Unit Testing
12 14 (9.59%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.59%) OWASP
12 14 (9.59%) Workflow
13 13 (8.90%) Coaching
13 13 (8.90%) User Stories
14 12 (8.22%) Waterfall
15 11 (7.53%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (45.21%) Java
2 64 (43.84%) JavaScript
3 30 (20.55%) SQL
4 26 (17.81%) C#
5 12 (8.22%) Python
6 11 (7.53%) PHP
7 7 (4.79%) Objective-C
8 6 (4.11%) Apple Swift
8 6 (4.11%) Kotlin
8 6 (4.11%) PL/SQL
8 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.42%) Java 8
10 3 (2.05%) Delphi
10 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.05%) Ruby
11 2 (1.37%) C
11 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.68%) R
12 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.11%) Degree
3 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.05%) HND
4 3 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) MCTS
6 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) WCAG
2 8 (5.48%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.85%) Nessus
2 4 (2.74%) Terraform
3 3 (2.05%) Puppet
4 2 (1.37%) Grafana
4 2 (1.37%) Graylog
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.68%) Kibana
5 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (13.70%) Oracle
2 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.22%) SAP
4 7 (4.79%) Dell
4 7 (4.79%) Informatica
4 7 (4.79%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.42%) Apple
6 4 (2.74%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.37%) Google
7 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.68%) Attivio
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) OpenText
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com